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So games are recommending 8gb ram in their specs. I have 4so need an upgrade. Would i benefit from having 12gb or is that a needless expense?
You will probably say you can never have too much ram but i need to keep costs down. Im getting a new gpu as well but also i hear there is ddr4 coming soon.its 25 quid for 2x2gb and 54 quid for 2x4gb. Im thinking i should get the 2x2gb and upgrade later when ddr4 is around but if the extra will help more then maybe its worth it?
I plan on getting a beefy gpu because i want to get good performance from next gen games like bf4, watch dogs, titanfall and so on
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You cant just go from DDR3 to DDR4 on the same CPU and motherboard so don't worry about that. Just get an 2x4GB kit as thats all you need.
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Looks like BF4 may like 16GB over 8GB, if [H]ardOCP is to be believed.

You're in a bit of a tough spot; I think if you are buying now, 16GB is the sweet spot, but DDR3 prices are near a record high right now.
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